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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. ...
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Stack Exchange Moderator FAQ

As per the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites, this FAQ will serve the following purposes: To be the canonical reference for moderators across the Stack Exchange sites for things that are beyond question (...
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Dismissal of spam and offensive flags (the moderator's perspective)

There's a post that has a spam or offensive flag. These flags are pretty serious, since if they're validated by the community or by a moderator, they carry a -100 penalty to the poster's reputation. ...
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Should the spam handling guidance be consolidated into a single post?

As a regular SPAM flagger based on the reports of the Smoke Detector I run now and then into posts that not only receive spam flags but also close votes, an edit or comments and I imagine NAA/VLQ ...
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Active state for spam flags

Today, I saw my flags getting their state as active which are waiting for review. But, the spam flags didn't get that. Already, a feature request for spam and offensive flags for showing time was ...
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Restrict the access to suggested edit reviews on deleted posts

This suggested edit on an answer deleted as rude/abusive is visible, even without logging in (and for users with less than 10k reputation). These users can't see the answer 'directly', via the ...
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Don't count spam and offensive flags that were removed when viewing a flagged post

I just encountered a post with 6 offensive flags while processing the queue: (7 is the total number of flags including red flags; the 7th flag is a regular flag.) Normally, when a post accrues 6 red ...
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Can't submit Custom -> Other flag after previous flag

I got a clear-cut Not An Answer in the review queue and flagged it as such. However, just before moving on, I noticed something else that I figured required Moderator attention. So I clicked my way ...
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Sandboxing the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to make it international

The content was taken from the rev. 233 of FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to test an idea shared on a comment to my answer to Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language. The ...
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A new “nonsense” flag reason [duplicate]

“Nonsense” is somewhere between “not an answer” and “spam”. It’s not spam. People flag it as both. Can we have a “nonsense” flag reason, please? It would alleviate the (minor) confusion, and it could ...
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When and why was the “offensive” flag renamed?

In researching an answer for our local meta, I noticed that all the answers here 1, 2 reference "it is offensive, abusive, or hate speech" (how I remember the flag); however the flag is now called "...
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Re-flagging a post as spam [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If my flag auto-expired after 48 hours, can I flag the question or answer again? I've just asked this question on GameDev's Meta about handling spam flags. From this answer, I ...
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Where can I find explanations about flags? [duplicate]

I know this is a newbie question, and most likely a duplicate, but for some reason can find it. Were do I find the explanations about flags, what they are in one compact place. I resonantly flagged a ...
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What are we doing about spammers [duplicate]

I am very confused about the spamming on Stack Overflow in general. Why? do users spam What? does it even do for them besides create a bit of attention Also what are we doing about this? Also I'...
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Flag threshold to remove comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment voting and flagging work? How do comments work? How does the spam flag work? How many flags are required to automatically remove a comment to a post? I can'...

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